BYP100 believes that civic engagement is not the beginning or the end of the work we’re building towards a vision of radical black liberation. It is a tool and an opportunity to build power, infrastructure, and data on black youth to help influence our ongoing campaigns and organizational initiatives.
In this election we will be running community-based, black youth led registration, education and turnout initiatives focused on engaging the community we represent—young black people between the ages of 18-35. We will not be focusing on candidates (Presidential or otherwise), but on how this election impacts our communities outside of candidate personality politics.
BYP100 will be looking to hire 5 summer fellows. These fellows will need to be in one of our chapter cities or in one of our growth cities amongst the cities listed below:
- Atlanta, GA
- Chicago, IL
- Detroit, MI
- Durham, NC
- Jackson, MS
- Oakland, CA
- New York City, NY
- New Orleans, LA
- Washington, DC (Focusing on work in MD and VA)
Fellowship Role Description
2016 Election Fellowships (20-30 hours per week) – $1250/month
- Experience organizing issuebased and/or electoral campaigns
- Experience supporting volunteers
- Experience supporting field tactics (Street teams, doorknocking, phonebanks, forums, social events, etc.) from conception, through implementation, and evaluation
- Outgoing, positive, and open personality
- Commitment to the empowerment and engagement of Black youth
- Open and receptive to feedback and commitment to development and adaptation personally and professionally
Fellows will be responsible for implementing, tracking, and evaluating the following deliverables:
- Registering young black voters between the ages of 18-35
- Developing, cultivating, and sustaining relationships with unique volunteers beyond existing BYP100 membership
- Developing a metricdriven partnership with local organizations or local affiliates of national organizations to further BYP100’s election work
- Managing volunteer street teams, doorknocks and phonebanks on Saturdays, Sundays, and/or weekday nights
- Creating unique, creative, and exciting election events that engage black youth in ways that current election work is not and helps build community
- Integrating election work and narratives into existing BYP100 chapter events and activities
- Training other black youth on the power and purpose of engaging in election work
Fellows will be hired for a 3-month position (June – August). There will be the possibility of extensions of positions into the fall given additional funds raised.
Application Deadline: June 26th
All Interested Applications Should Submit a Resume and Answers to the Following Questions to: Applications@BYP100.org
- What do you hope to build and/or develop personally through this election and election work?
- What’s one tactic you would be excited to try to infuse into BYP100’s election work?
- If you had to make the decision today, why would you vote or not vote in the 2016 election?
Charlene Carruthers Jessica Pierce
National Director National Chair
Chicago, IL Washington, DC